Trail Network: Compartment 10, Margaret River
A combination of whoops, berms, double rollers and tabletops await. The Compartment 10 trails are built entirely in a small section of native bushland and make the most of the space with links to trails in neighbouring networks. Whilst it is a small area, it does amazingly well in the ever-important “bang for buck” stakes. With a small amount of elevation the climbs are relatively easy, and the descents make the most of the hill, using its fall well to help riders generate speed and good times. There is not a lot of rock, with most being pretty hard pack groomed trail, with the exception of a few well placed rocky sections.
You will always know where you are (that’s what signs and maps are for) but each trail of varying difficulty runs without pause into the next creating a network where you don’t know how or when to stop. Let alone feel like stopping. Whatever you are riding, just remember. NO SKIDDING.
This section comprises about 10km of trail (allow 1 to 2 hours to fully explore) - with a further 15km just over the boundary in ‘The Pines’
Entry is free and the facility is open 7 days a week.
The Compartment 10 trails are located in a native forest section adjacent to the original ‘The Pines’ trails. A speedy three hour drive down the freeway south of Perth and then the trails are right next to the main highway before you enter Margaret River itself. Park at the Rotary Park adjacent to Carters Road. The trails are just north of Carters Road.
Carters Road car park or Rotary Park near Margaret River which is 270km (3 hours) south of Perth.
at Rotary Park
Mobile Reception: Telstra and Optus
Cafe, Bike hire and all bike supplies available from the Hairy Marron, 69 Bussell Hwy. http://www.thehairymarron.com/
Accommodation: Yes, a multitude of options at many various price points in surroundng area.